‘1000-year’ rain floods South Carolina, and it’s not over yet – CNN

(CNN)This is the kind of deluge that might happen only once every 1,000 years.

South Carolina is grappling with a historic flooding that has led to several deaths, shut down interstates and sent search crews scrambling to rescue those trapped by rising waters.

“This is an incident we’ve never dealt with before,” Gov. Nikki Haley said.

The hardest-hit swath of South Carolina stretches from the capital city of Columbia, right in the middle of the state, all the way to the coast, from Georgetown down to Charleston.

On Sunday, Columbia endured its rainiest day in history Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

“We are at a 1,000-year level of rain,” the governor said. “That’s how big this is.”

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